illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2005 Bottle shared by Decaturstevo, under the alias Silver Jubilee. Pours and nice bright golden with a tight white head. Aroma of lemon, belgian funk, green apples, and hay. Light bodied with an airy, soft texture and fine effervescent carbonation. Flavor of white pepper, clove, and yeast with a backdrop of very pale belgian wheat malt. Finishes dry and slightly tart, with some sweetness finally coming through. Decent. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2008
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a cloudy yellow with a big sudsy white head that had good retention. The aroma features Belgian yeasts, sour grapes, peppery spices and some light funk. The flavor is mildly citrusy with sour fruits, Belgian yeast and sweet breads. The mouthfeel is moderately full with overactive carbonation. The finish is long, dry and sour. Overall: A very nice Saison but not a great one. Makes a satisfying summer refresher. Recommended.
smith4498 (3638) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Pours hazy straw color with huge white head. Yeasty and spicy aroma. Flavor is sweet citrus fruit with bread dough and spices. Medium body with fizzy carbonation and a slightly dry finish. A decent American saison. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 89, Saison, tulip
ABV, Volume & Calories: 7.3 % in 16.9 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Canal’s in Burlington, NJ (thanks for the ladder walk, Mike) for $7.12
Aroma: champagne, apple, soapy, licorice. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: slightly cloudy, golden, bright white, persistent head, thick, foamy lace, best lace ever. 5 out of 5.
Taste: apple, cherry, grape, chemical finish, a bit wet, medium craft. 7 out of 10.
Palate: foamy, surf, bubbly, highly carbonated, medium finish. 4 out of 5.
Overall: Visually appealing. Rather chemical finish, and a bit soapy. I would not seek it out again, though it was not bad. It seemed a bit more commercial than craft. 16 out of 20. pintbypint (3575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
750ml brown bottle, corked. ABV on label states 7.9%. Golden coloured with a large rocky white head. Fresh, vibrant citrusy/fruit aroma - orange and lemon, hint of sweetness, some yeast. Flavour has some fruit up front (apple), crisp malt notes, citrusy/herbal/ grass hops notes and some lemony tartness near the end. Finishes dry and yeasty. Medium carbonation keeps the tounge tingling, light body, alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable and more complex than I was expecting.
pilsnerrogge (2930) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
750ml bottle:rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Pours pale hazy orange with a big fluffy head. Fruity orange- and pear aroma. Fruity, dry, yeasty flavour with notes of orange peels. High carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden.
Poured from 750ml bottle at Marin Brew Breast Fest a light blond with a small white head. Aroma is somewhat spicy and yeasty. The flavor has a high carbonation tang that is like a light Tripel very dry but has a cidery fruitiness with apple, pears, and yeast. The palate was slightly tart and tangy. I liked this beer. It was refreshing. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Hazy light golden pour with a foamy, but long lasting head. Good straks of lacing. Nice aroma of yeast, spice, light fruit and pepper. Fruity wheat and yeast flavor, with some nice spiciness. Nicely carbonated and a refreshing palate. Good Saison. trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Pours yellow with a puffy white head. Orange peel, lemon, wheat, pepper, and earthy yeast. Grassy, fruity taste with some spice, particularly the white pepper. The yeast was nice, not overpoweing, but enough to give you some funk while keeping the beer light. BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Bottle thanks to my man mreusch, thanks Matt. Poured a hazy, pale golden-orange color with rising bubbles and a thick white head that left good lacing. Aroma of soft tropical citrus fruit, hops, and some moderate yeastiness. Lightly tart, funky entry with undertones of citrus (lemon and soft mango) leading into some moderately bitter hops and some dry yeastiness. Just the right amount of carbonation, nice dryness and bite. A surprise and a nice treat. Thanks again Matt!